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Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

Jefferson listed "tansey" among the "Objects for the garden this year" in 1794. It is not known exactly how it was utilized at Monticello, but its bitter, aromatic leaves were frequently used for flavoring, especially in puddings and omelets. Tansy is a native of Europe but is now common across North America.

Growth Type: 
Perennial
Color(s): 
Yellow
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 Jul 12 to 2001 Oct 192002 Jul 5 to 2002 Sep 132003 Jul 11 to 2003 Sep 262004 Jun 24 to 2004 Sep 292005 Jul 20 to 2005 Nov 222006 Jul 20 to 2006 Dec 12007 Jun 25 to 2007 Nov 152008 Jul 11 to 2008 Oct 132009 Jun 11 to 2009 Sep 112011 Jul 15 to 2011 Oct 132012 Jun 22 to 2012 Nov 142014 Jul 3 to 2014 Nov 14
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